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Written by Diane Deardorff   
Monday, 06 August 2018 00:00


New Operating Days/Hours and Change in Acceptable Materials

Coming Soon to York County Solid Waste Authority’s Recycling Drop-off Facility

Beginning Monday, September 10, 2018, The York County Solid Waste Authority’s Recycling Drop-off Facility located on Blackthorne Court in Manchester Township will be open Monday through Friday from 8AM to 4PM and Saturday from 8AM to noon. The Recycling Drop-off Facility will be closed on the following holidays: Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Items accepted at the facility will now include only metal food and beverage cans (including aluminum, steel and bi-metal cans) and corrugated cardboard. The change is a response to China’s ban on contaminated recyclables and a realignment of accepted materials with permit requirements.

The facility is open to York County residents. There is no fee to recycle these materials at the Drop-off Facility. The site is camera-monitored and will be gated after hours. Illegal dumping of trash or recyclables is prohibited.

In York County, the majority of residential households now have access to curbside recycling programs. The Authority’s Drop-off Facility is a requirement of Act 101, PA’s Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling and Waste Reduction Act and serves as a supplement to municipal residential curbside recycling programs. Under Act 101, 18 York County municipalities are mandated to offer curbside recycling to residents. A total of 63 York County municipalities currently offer curbside recycling either because they are a mandated municipality, or because they passed a municipal ordinance establishing curbside recycling for their residents. In addition, multiple municipalities offer drop-off recycling for residents either as stand-alone programs, or in conjunction with curbside recycling.


The Authority facilitates responsible solid waste management through an integrated strategy that emphasizes waste reduction, reuse, recycling and resource recovery. The Authority is the owner of the York County Resource Recovery Center Complex in Manchester Township which includes the Recycling Drop-off Facility.

Municipal solid waste that is not recyclable is managed at the York County Resource Recovery Center, an advanced waste-to-energy process that converts these materials into renewable energy (enough to power 20,000 homes), recovers ferrous and non-ferrous metals and aggregates from the remaining combustion ash and reduces reliance on non-renewable sources of energy. So, when in doubt, throw it out!

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Last Updated on Monday, 06 August 2018 10:57